Outreach Programs

BDASL is dedicated to bringing the fun, artistic expression, and health benefits of ballroom dancing to the greater St Louis area. We believe in making this beautiful piece of American culture accessible to the entire community with outreach to schools, libraries, senior centers, art fairs and festivals, and more.


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wustl ballroom grad club

Since Fall 2017, BDASL has been sponsoring the WUSTL Ballroom Grad Student Club.

For more info, see here.

 WUSTL Ballroom - Spring 2018

WUSTL Ballroom - Spring 2018


 BDASL Outreach Day of Dance with St Louis Priory School

BDASL Outreach Day of Dance with St Louis Priory School

BDASL Student Dance Programs

BDASL's outreach with schools and other educational institutions is designed to expose students to the joys of ballroom dancing! The photo to the left is an Outreach Day of Dance with the St. Louis Priory, where students partook in dance classes and social dancing.

NEW starting Fall 2018:
Dance program with the KIPP Charter School


BDASL Senior Dance Classes

Through a DOC grant and oversight by Urban Strategies, BDASL teaches weekly ballroom dance classes at four McCormack Baron Senior apartment buildings. BDASL’S successful senior program has enriched the lives of hundreds of seniors in the St Louis area through ballroom dancing to increase flexibility, strength and endurance, to stimulate memory, improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

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 BDASL Seniors and Children dancing at Novus Arts Fair

BDASL Seniors and Children dancing at Novus Arts Fair

 Some of our BDASL Seniors getting excited for their classes

Some of our BDASL Seniors getting excited for their classes


BDASL dance performances

  • Salsa Rueda performance at the Chautauqua Art and Dance Festival (June 2018)
  • Waltz performance at the 11th annual Emerson SPRING TO DANCE Festival (May 2018)
  • Rueda Salsa performance at the annual fundraiser of the Flamenco Cultural Society of St. Louis (September 2017)
  • Dance performances at Lumiere Casino for an employee recognition dinner and fiesta (April 2017)